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Blackburn

Shows the general election results for Blackburn, which is a constituency in Lancashire. In 2010 it had a total electorate of 72,331 and a turnout of 62.9%.

Summary

Summary of the key information for the 2010 general election.

LAB
Labour Hold
Straw, Jack
Majority
9,856
Electorate
72,331
Turnout
62.9%

Share of the vote

Distribution of party votes by percentages.

Party Name Share of the vote: 2010
Lab 47.8%
Con 26.1%
LD 15.2%
BNP 4.7%
Ind 3.1%
UKIP 2.1%
Ind 0.5%
Ind 0.4%

Party results and changes 2005 - 2010

Results for each party with number of votes, percentage share of the vote and changes since last election.

Candidate Party Votes Vote (%) Change (%)
Straw, Jack  Lab 21,751 47.8 5.7
Law-Riding, Michael  Con 11,895 26.1 3.5
English, Paul  LD 6,918 15.2 -5.4
Evans, Robin * BNP 2,158 4.7 4.7
Irfan, Bushra * Ind 1,424 3.1 3.1
Anwar, Bobby * UKIP 942 2.1 -0.2
Astley, Grace * Ind 238 0.5 0.5
Sharp, Janis * Ind 173 0.4 0.4
* Candidate lost their deposit

Share of the vote by party 2005 - 2010

The percentage share of the party vote by election year.

Year Lab Con LD BNP Ind UKIP Ind Ind Oth Green
2005 42.1% 22.7% 20.6% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 10.4% 1.9%
2010 47.8% 26.1% 15.2% 4.7% 3.1% 2.1% 3.1% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0%

Highest and lowest 2010

Safest seats by majority (%) Average: 18.3%
1 Liverpool, Walton 57.7%
260 Blackburn 21.7%
650 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 0.0%

Majority is calculated as the difference between the winning % share of the vote and second place % share of the vote.

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Highest winning vote share % Average: 47.2%
1 Liverpool, Walton 72.0%
290 Blackburn 47.8%
650 Norwich South 29.4%

Share of the vote is calculated as the percentage of valid votes cast for each party.

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Highest % turnout Average: 65.1%
1 East Renfrewshire 77.3%
438 Blackburn 62.9%
650 Manchester Central 44.3%

Turnout is calculated as the percentage of electorate who voted.

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